A Lotus Grows in the Mud

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Penguin, Feb 28, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 464 pages
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With her trademark effervescence, Goldie delivers a personal look at private and powerful events that carried her through life: her father’s spontaneity; her mother’s courage; and the joy of being a daughter, a sister, a parent, and a lover. She writes about her childhood dreams of becoming a ballerina. She takes us on a tour of her go-go years in 1960s New York City, the phenomenon of TV’s Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, her Oscar-winning debut in Cactus Flower and Hollywood stardom. She writes intimately about the challenges of love, anger and fear, and the importance of compassion and integrity. She speaks openly about her family, her partner Kurt Russell, her children; her faith, her curiosity for that which she doesn’t yet know, and her thirst for knowledge. Most of all, it is a trip back through a life well lived by a woman well loved.
 

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Contents

wonder
 
fathers and daughters
 
prayer
 
embracing strangers
 

first steps
 
compassion
 
fear
 
first love
 
integrity
 
lifes purpose
 
trusting men
 
courage
 
choices
 
success
 
altered states
 
laugter
 
lifes rewards
 
sisters
 
grief
 
fate
 
lefthand turns
 
power
 
keeping the fame
 
faith
 
removing obstacles
 
going back
 
death
 
oxygen
 
empty nest
 
smile
 
lotus
mothers and daughters
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